This page provides information on how to obtain the optimal experience when using webЯcade with an iOS-compatible device (iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone).
The iOS Gamepads page provides detailed information on the various gamepads that have been tested for compatibility with webЯcade on the iOS operating system.
Safari is currently the recommended browser for webЯcade on iOS devices due to its support for iOS specific features (ability to add websites to the Home Screen, etc.).
Add to Home Screen
A lot of potential vertical space for webЯcade is consumed by the Safari address bar and tabs, especially when the device is oriented horizontally (see screenshot below).
Fortunately, Safari provides the ability to, "Add websites to the Home Screen". Adding webЯcade to the iOS home screen simplifies launching it and increases the available vertical space (eliminates the address bar and tabs).
To add webЯcade to the Home Screen, perform the following steps:
- Tap the
Action (Share)icon located in the top right corner (box with arrow pointing up) (see screenshot above).
- A context menu similar to the one shown in the screenshot below will be displayed.
- Select the
Add to Home Screenmenu item (see screenshot below).
- At this point, the
"Add to Home Screen"dialog should be displayed (see screenshot below).
- Tap the
"Add" text located in the top right corner of the dialog to add webЯcade to the iOS Home Screen.
- The Home Screen should now include the webЯcade icon (see screenshot below).
- Tapping the webЯcade icon will launch the webЯcade site.
- A screen similar to the one shown in the screenshot below should result from launching webЯcade from the Home Screen. The navigation bar and tabs should no longer be present, increasing the available vertical space.
Chrome is not the currently recommended browser for webЯcade on iOS devices due to its lack of support for iOS specific features (ability to add websites to the Home Screen, etc.). Additionally, Chrome has been reported to periodically exhibit rendering glitches when navigating the webЯcade player (front-end).